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Bekhterev's pectoralis reflex

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Extension reflex of the pectoralis muscle.

Description

Extension reflex of the pectoralis muscle. Elicited with a stroke of the reflex hammer on the 7th rib between the anterior and the middle axillary line. Partial phenomenon of Smirnoff’s reflex.

Bibliography

  • V. M. von Bekhterev:
    Über den subscapularis und Pectoralis-Reflex.
    Obozr psikhiat nevrol (russ), 1902, 7: 899.

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